2019 Oblates Retreat photos

A photo taken on the final day of the 2019 Oblates retreat …

 

Our newest Oblate Margaret shared her Oblate statement below:

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Oblation Statement

October 19, 2019

Margaret M Fisher

Mount Saviour has been here for me, literally, for over 60 years, as it has been for many others.

I hope, as an Oblate, to listen to God, and to the hearts of others, to allow for the presence of deep truth, to trust silence.

I hope, based on my experience of breathing the air up here for so many years, and based on immersion in the Rule of St. Benedict, to focus on my work, whatever it may be, with love.

I hope to say “yes,” and to bless, as often as possible, but to say “no,” as needed, with love and clarity and charity.

Today, I am reminded of a Methodist Hymn, as a way to express the unfolding of a Benedictine life, with the help of Christ.

To quote a small section:

“What a Fellowship, what a Joy Divine

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms

What a Blessedness, what a Peace is mine

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms

Leaning, leaning, safe and secure from all alarms

Leaning, leaning, I’m leaning on the Everlasting Arms”

Through Him, and with Him, and in Him, I offer myself to God and to His people here in Mt Saviour, in my family, community, and worldly encounters.

Margaret Mary Fisher OB OSB Mount Saviour Monastery


One thought on “2019 Oblates Retreat photos

  1. Thank you Margaret for your prayerful Oblate statement. it was an inspiration to me. Sheila DeCosse

    On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 8:59 AM The Oblates of Mount Saviour Monastery wrote:

    > Eve / Perennial Grace posted: “A photo taken on the final day of the 2019 > Oblates retreat … Our newest Oblate Margaret shared her Oblate > statement below: Oblation Statement October 19, 2019 Margaret M Fisher > Mount Saviour has been here for me, literally, for over 60 ” >

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